Articles Tagged with car crashes

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Nursing homes and other care environments for seniors are expected to keep seniors safe. Part of that means preventing seniors from wandering away and causing injury to themselves.

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Seniors with certain conditions such as dementia are especially vulnerable to wandering away. They may become confused and may wander off nursing home grounds. They may not have the ability to cross a street safely and may wander into higher-traffic areas. Elderly nursing home residents need to be carefully supervised and steps need to be taken to prevent pedestrian accidents.

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Bicycling is a popular way to spend an afternoon or a day in Hollywood and across South Florida. It’s great exercise, a family-friendly activity, and a fun solo excursion, too. Bicycling lets us enjoy the sights, fresh air, sunshine, and natural beauty Florida is famous for and even allows us to head to spaces where cars are not allowed.

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It’s no wonder this form of activity is so popular.

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Whether you’re planning your commute, a road trip, a visit to a new destination, or any other drive, planning your route is an important part of knowing what to expect and understanding how to get your final destination. Planning your driving route can help you choose the most expedient and possibly most interesting way to get your destination. It can also help you avoid traffic collisions.

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Planning helps you target any potential hazard areas and allows you to choose the route which is least likely to lead to a crash in Hollywood or your community. There are a few things you will want to keep in mind when planning your traffic route:

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If you drive around Hollywood or anywhere in Southern Florida, you are likely aware of the risk of accidents. No matter how careful you are, a rear-end, head-on or chain reaction accident can affect you due to reckless behavior of other drivers.

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Knowing what to do after a car collision in Hollywood is essential. The first few minutes after an accident are vital and can affect your healing and your legal case. Being prepared starts with knowing what to do and having the tools on hand to protect yourself.

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Front-end collisions in Hollywood and across South Florida have a high probability of injuries and even fatalities. All car accidents can lead to an injury, but front-end collisions are especially known for causing lower body injuries, such as the foot injuries, leg and hip injuries and trauma to the spinal column. This is because the force of such a crash is aimed toward the lower body. In some cases, motorists may even find their legs crushed by the impact of the collision.

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Engineers creating roads and freeways work to prevent front-end crashes. In many cases, these accidents are the result of negligence or are largely preventable. As a result, if you have been injured in a front-end collision, it is important to seek help from a Hollywood front-end collision attorney to review your rights and options. You may have a claim and that claim may be worth more than you realize.

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Catastrophic car accidents in Homestead unfortunately occur all too often. These accidents are called catastrophic because of the significant amounts of injury and devastation they can cause. You may have been in a catastrophic car accident if you have sustained a serious injury which will take months to heal or if you have sustained a permanent injury. In some cases, catastrophic car collisions also lead to fatalities.

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It is important to keep in mind that the rules for catastrophic car crashes are different than those for fender benders and front-end accidents that don’t result in serious injury. Unfortunately, catastrophic car crashes are more likely to affect your health and your financial situation for a long time to come. It becomes even more important to consult with a qualified personal injury attorney in Homestead to ensure your interests are protected.

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Head trauma after a car accident in Homestead or your community can be devastating. A head injury can affect your ability to take care of yourself, go to work and just about every other element in your life. Serious head trauma can cause significant symptoms, such as memory loss, cognitive difficulties, dizziness, loss of consciousness and other serious disorders which can impact your day-to-day life.

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Two Types of Head Injuries

If you have been in a car crash in Homestead or any community, it is important to rule out the possibility of a head injury immediately. Head injuries in a car accident are usually caused by two things: a penetrative injury or an internal injury. A penetrative injury is usually fairly easy to see. It occurs when an item, such as a piece of metal, pierces the skull.

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Any car accident is scary, but hit-and-run car crashes can be especially devastating. Unfortunately, hit and run car crashes in Homestead and other communities are all too common. They occur for many reasons. In some cases, perpetrators are driving without a license or without insurance and don’t wish to be caught by police. In other cases, perpetrators are driving drunk or have broken the law and don’t want to be caught. In some situations, perpetrators simply panic.

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No matter what the reason, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident. However, each year car and pedestrian accidents in Homestead and across the country occur in just this manner. If you have been hit by a driver who then drives off, your first priority is to get medical help if you have been injured. One of the reasons hit-and-run car accidents are so devastating is because the perpetrator hasn’t stopped to offer assistance to anyone who may be injured. In some cases, this leads to fatalities because someone may be too injured to call for help on their own.

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If you’re ever in a car accident in Hollywood or your southern Florida community, you may assume your car insurance company will take care of you. After all, you pay insurance premiums and may have chosen your insurance company because you felt they would be able to help you in the event of a car crash.

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Unfortunately, for many people who are in a car accident in southern Florida, they find they face insurance issues in Miami or their community. There are many types of issues that may happen when you file car insurance claims after a crash. Your car insurance company may claim you aren’t covered, may offer you less money than you feel you deserve or may delay paying the amount owed. In some cases, innocent people who have been injured are even accused of faking injuries or an accident.

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At this time of year, many couples are planning romantic dinners or special events with a loved one. While Valentine’s Day is not traditionally associated with considerably higher rates of DUI accidents in Hollywood and across South Florida, the reality is that red wine and other drinks are often involved with Valentine’s Day dinners and you still need a get-home-safe plan if you plan on having a romantic night out.

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Here are some strategies for getting home safely if you’re planning a special dinner out:

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